Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with sphincterotomy and stone extraction is the treatment of choice for choledocholithiasis, reaching a successful clearance of the common bile duct (CBD) in up to 90% of the cases. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has the best diagnostic accuracy for CBD stones, its sensitivity and specificity range being 89–94% and 94–95%, respectively. Traditionally seen as two separate entities, the two worlds of EUS and ERCP have recently come together under the new discipline of bilio-pancreatic endoscopy. Nevertheless, the complexity of both EUS and ERCP led the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to identify quality in endoscopy as a top priority in its recent EUS and ERCP curriculum recommendations. The clinical benefits of performing EUS and ERCP in the same session are several, such as benefiting from real-time information from EUS, having one single sedation for both the diagnosis and the treatment of biliary stones, reducing the risk of cholangitis/acute pancreatitis while waiting for ERCP after the EUS diagnosis, and ultimately shortening the hospital stay and costs while preserving patients’ outcomes. Potential candidates for the same session approach include patients at high risk for CBD stones, symptomatic individuals with status post-cholecystectomy, pregnant women, and those unfit for surgery. This narrative review discusses the main technical aspects and evidence from the literature about EUS and ERCP in the management of choledocholithiasis.

Fusaroli P., Lisotti A. (2021). Eus and ercp in the same session for biliary stones: From risk stratification to treatment strategy in different clinical conditions. MEDICINA, 57(10), 1019-1025 [10.3390/medicina57101019].

Eus and ercp in the same session for biliary stones: From risk stratification to treatment strategy in different clinical conditions

Fusaroli P.;Lisotti A.
2021

Abstract

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with sphincterotomy and stone extraction is the treatment of choice for choledocholithiasis, reaching a successful clearance of the common bile duct (CBD) in up to 90% of the cases. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has the best diagnostic accuracy for CBD stones, its sensitivity and specificity range being 89–94% and 94–95%, respectively. Traditionally seen as two separate entities, the two worlds of EUS and ERCP have recently come together under the new discipline of bilio-pancreatic endoscopy. Nevertheless, the complexity of both EUS and ERCP led the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to identify quality in endoscopy as a top priority in its recent EUS and ERCP curriculum recommendations. The clinical benefits of performing EUS and ERCP in the same session are several, such as benefiting from real-time information from EUS, having one single sedation for both the diagnosis and the treatment of biliary stones, reducing the risk of cholangitis/acute pancreatitis while waiting for ERCP after the EUS diagnosis, and ultimately shortening the hospital stay and costs while preserving patients’ outcomes. Potential candidates for the same session approach include patients at high risk for CBD stones, symptomatic individuals with status post-cholecystectomy, pregnant women, and those unfit for surgery. This narrative review discusses the main technical aspects and evidence from the literature about EUS and ERCP in the management of choledocholithiasis.
2021
Fusaroli P., Lisotti A. (2021). Eus and ercp in the same session for biliary stones: From risk stratification to treatment strategy in different clinical conditions. MEDICINA, 57(10), 1019-1025 [10.3390/medicina57101019].
Fusaroli P.; Lisotti A.
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